Battling draw keeps Seasiders in second
WESTON 1st XI maintained second spot in the WEPL Premier Division, despite only taking 14 points against a strong Glastonbury side last Saturday.
WESTON 1st XI maintained second spot in the WEPL Premier Division, despite only
taking 14 points against a strong Glastonbury side last Saturday.
After winning yet another toss, captain John Williams elected to lead his players into the field, but the Glastonbury batsmen got off to a thundering start before Ben Main (3-54) struck twice within a matter of overs to remove both Timms and Tinnion.
This, however, brought Wes Durston and Jarryd McKinnon to the crease, and Weston were forced to toil as they both started to find the boundary more frequently. A typically breezy 55 from Durston was more than matched by McKinnon's 90 not out, and a quick-fire 20 from James Fear, and 27 not out from Bronson Lange made sure Weston were chasing in excess of 225. Matt Kearsey was the only other bowler to take wickets, finishing with 2-55.
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In reply, Edd Brown and Gary Morgan continued their good form, putting on 83 for the first wicket before Brown was adjudged leg before for a solid 49. Morgan and Rob Holman soon followed, leaving Robin d'Souza and Williams to rebuild, while Rob Travers picked up six wickets for the cost of 66 runs.
The spin attack of Durston and Travers was enough to slow down the Weston batsmen, but a respectable 25 not out from Chris Abbey, and some good running between the wickets in partnership with Kearsey, ensured Weston edged closer to the required target of 232.
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Weston's innings closed with the wicket of Kearsey, but Weston finished 215 for 8, ensuring they walked away with a good draw, which was also all that closest rivals Taunton St Andrews could manage.